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  World Heritage Tours - Tours in the Middle East, Tours in South America, Tours in Indochina, Tours in Africa, African ...
In recognition of the fact that the sites and remains of the civilisations of bygone, and not so bygone, days are the heritage of all humankind, UNESCO has developed an elaborate program to ensure the preservation of these sites for ours and generations to come.
These World Heritage Sites are both tangible proof of the progress that has brought us to where we are today, and monuments to what we have has passed.
Our World Heritage Tours Series is a collection of tour packages that take you back into history and facilitate your making an independent assessment of the world as it was then.
www.worldheritagetours.com   (277 words)

  
  World Heritage Site - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated for the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
The programme was founded with the Convention Concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972.
Each World Heritage Site is the property of the country on whose territory the site is located, but it is considered in the interest of the international community to preserve each site for future generations of humankind.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_Heritage_Site   (1180 words)

  
 World Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The World Heritage Convention includes a means of identifying sites around the world that have sufficient 'outstanding universal cultural or natural value' to merit their recognition as significant parts of our World Heritage.
The World Heritage Bureau is the executive body of the World Heritage Committee, elected by the Committee at its annual meeting.
The World Commission of Protected Areas (WCPA) is one of the six voluntary commissions of the IUCN (The World Conservation Union) and is the largest worldwide network of protected area managers and specialists.
www.doc.govt.nz /Conservation/World-Heritage/index.asp   (1390 words)

  
 WORLD HERITAGE COMMITTEE TO ANNOUNCE NEW WORLD HERITAGE SITES NEXT WEEK IN FINLAND
The World Heritage Committee, in charge of inscribing sites as well as of examining the state of conservation of those already included on the List, has been created by the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
The World Heritage Committee is also in charge of the List of World Heritage in Danger, conceived to draw the attention of governments and public opinion on the need to protect sites that are particularly threatened.
The meeting of the Committee, presently headed by Henrik Lilius (Finland), is preceded, December 7 and 8, by an extraordinary session of the Bureau of the World Heritage Committee.
www.unesco.org /bpi/eng/unescopress/2001/01-132e.shtml   (741 words)

  
 World Heritage Convention - Office of International Affairs - National Park Service
One hundred years later, during the Nixon administration, the United States proposed the World Heritage Convention to the international community and was the first nation to ratify it.
Under the World Heritage Convention, both the United States and Canada are required to submit a country-specific periodic report and a joint regional periodic report for North America.
The World Heritage Committee is a 21-nation body elected from among all those that have ratified the convention to carry out its program of recognition and mutual assistance.
www.nps.gov /oia/topics/worldheritage/worldheritage.htm   (903 words)

  
 Cultural and natural heritage - All About Turkey
An important subject to be dwelt upon in the world and in Turkey too, is the preservation of cultural values, so that these can be handed down to future generations.
World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located.
In the UNESCO "World Cultural Heritage List" there are 9 heritage sites from Turkey, out of 830 properties around the world (644 cultural, 162 natural and 24 mixed properties in 138 member countries).
www.allaboutturkey.com /heritage.htm   (570 words)

  
 World Heritage: Tasmania Wilderness
The fauna is of world importance because it includes an unusually high proportion of endemic species and relict groups of ancient lineage.
The World Heritage values of the Tasmanian Wilderness relating to European settlement are those of the area's convict past.
The colonisation of parts of the globe by means of the forced transportation of convicts from Europe was a significant feature of world population movement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
www.environment.gov.au /heritage/worldheritage/sites/tasmania/index.html   (1018 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: World Heritage Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Jump to: navigation, search Statue of Liberty The Statue of Liberty, in full Liberty Enlightening the World, is a National Memorial statue, given to the U.S. by France in the late 19th century, that stands at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome...
World map showing Europe (geographically) When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only.
These are 35 sites which the World Heritage committee has decided to include on a list of World Heritage sites in danger; this list also shows the year in which the World Heritage committee added the site to this list.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/World-Heritage-Site   (3001 words)

  
 GORP - World Heritage Sites - Australia National Parks
World Heritage sites are chosen for their natural and/or cultural value, and Australia is proud to have three areas listed for both natural and cultural reasons.
Australia is a founding nation of the World Heritage Convention, a body that promotes cooperation among nations to provide a conservation safety net for worldwide heritage areas deemed of value to all people.
World Heritage status does not mean, however, that existing land use must cease.
gorp.away.com /gorp/location/australi/park/worldher.htm   (514 words)

  
 Context for World Heritage Bridges
A World Heritage bridge, like other properties, must meet the test of authenticity in design, materials, workmanship, or setting (the Committee has stressed that reconstruction is only acceptable if carried out on the basis of complete and detailed documentation of the original artefact and to no extent on conjecture).
The world's most famous cantilever also is one of the world's first and largest steel bridges and held the record for longest cantilever for 27 years.
A case for the world significance of this bridge was made by Stephen Hughes of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
www.icomos.org /studies/bridges.htm   (14344 words)

  
 Irish World Heritage Centre
The Irish World heritage Centre has been in operation since 1984 and was officially opened by Peter Barry, then Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the 2nd November 1986.
The Irish World Heritage Centre is the main venue for the Irish community of Manchester to socialise in a welcoming and friendly environment and pursue Irish cultural activities and celebrate the rich heritage of Ireland.
The Irish World Heritage Centre is dedicated to the achievements of those men and women, largely forgotten.
www.iwhc.com   (313 words)

  
 World Heritage Destinations Rated: U.S. Information @ National Geographic Traveler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Many countries eagerly seek World Heritage inscriptions, for pride and the tourism boost they are assumed to generate.
World Heritage Committee members can list a site as "in danger," but even then, the country usually has to agree.
Notably, World Heritage could be in part labeled "made in U.S.A." Americans Joseph Fisher and Russell Train first proposed combining cultural with natural sites into a single global program of recognition.
www.nationalgeographic.com /traveler/features/whsrated0611/whsrated_usinfo.html   (756 words)

  
 Avebury World Heritage Site Management Plan
The rest of the WHS is in multiple ownership and is an intensely farmed landscape with a thriving local village at the core of the area.
World Heritage designation brings enormous prestige to Avebury but does not carry with it any additional statutory controls.
Gain recognition for Avebury as a very special place for which special treatment should be given by government departments, agencies, landowners and visitors in order to safeguard the historic environmental assets of the WHS and their setting for the benefit of succeeding generations.
www.eng-h.gov.uk /archcom/projects/summarys/html98_9/2257aveb.htm   (2049 words)

  
 Protected Areas and World Heritage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The WDPA is maintained by UNEP-WCMC on behalf of the World Conservation Union, in collaboration with a consortium of organisations.
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) - The World Database on Protected Areas is the result of a collaboration between UNEP-WCMC and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).
World Heritage Sites - Standard format information sheets on all sites inscribed on the World Heritage List for natural or mixed natural and cultural reasons.
www.wcmc.org.uk /protected_areas   (787 words)

  
 Friends of the Earth: Press Releases: Anger as World Heritage Committee fails to protect Everest and other sites from ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The failure is all the more remarkable as the World Heritage Centre has also published a survey showing the enormous threat that climate change poses to World Heritage Sites across the World [2], including four sites in London [3].
endorsed a weak `world heritage and climate change strategy' which  focuses on the impacts but not the causes of the problem.
Coral bleaching of the world's longest barrier reef has increased significantly as human-induced, sea surface temperatures have risen over the last two decades, especially in 1998 and 2002.
www.foe.co.uk /resource/press_releases/anger_as_world_heritage_co_10072006.html   (1156 words)

  
 The Deptford Lads: World Heritage Page
Subsequent reading revealed that we had actually visited five World Heritage Sites on that holiday, all of which had been high-points (Roskilde Cathedral, Sans Souci, Prague, Cologne Cathedral and Aachen Cathedral, plus the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, which was inscribed later, in 2002).
We have compiled our own list of World Heritage Sites that we have visited, with links to the relevant parts of our website.
More information about the World Heritage Convention, the Committee, and the process of considering sites can be found at the WHC website.
www.highrise.dircon.co.uk /deptlads/heritage   (377 words)

  
 Liverpool World Heritage Bid - World Heritage homepage
A cultural World Heritage Site is an historic monument, site or group of buildings, which has outstanding universal value, to the whole international community, provided that it satisfies certain criteria specified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
There are over 750 World Heritage Sites across the world, including the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza and the Island of Goree, and the City of Bath, Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge in the UK.
Liverpool World Heritage City includes that part of the city which is both authentic and relates strongly to its historic role as a commercial port.
www.liverpoolworldheritage.com /index.asp   (409 words)

  
 World Heritage Areas - EPA/QPWS
Today, world heritage areas are considered the most outstanding heritage places on earth.
World Heritage areas are outstanding examples of the world’s natural or cultural heritage.
The Australian Government has to ensure that Australia’s world heritage properties are managed to protect their natural and cultural values.
www.epa.qld.gov.au /parks_and_forests/world_heritage_areas   (227 words)

  
 Liverpool World Heritage Bid - World Heritage homepage
A cultural World Heritage Site is an historic monument, site or group of buildings, which has outstanding universal value, to the whole international community, provided that it satisfies certain criteria specified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
There are over 750 World Heritage Sites across the world, including the Great Wall of China, the Pyramids of Giza and the Island of Goree, and the City of Bath, Hadrian's Wall and Stonehenge in the UK.
Liverpool World Heritage City includes that part of the city which is both authentic and relates strongly to its historic role as a commercial port.
www.liverpoolworldheritage.com   (409 words)

  
 African american trivia, african american slavery, history trivia game, heritage games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Heritage Works, Inc., was founded by life-long friends, Thomas Donovan and Clarence Mason.
The company is committed to educating the general public on the rich heritage of African-Americans’ contribution to society.
ROOTS: The Heritage Game, rated “E” for everyone, is invaluable to the learning process, especially as students live, work and participate in a culturally diverse society.
www.rootsheritagegame.com   (653 words)

  
 UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas and World Heritage Programme   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) - The World Database on Protected Areas is the result of a collaboration between UNEP-WCMC and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA).
World Heritage Sites - Standard format information sheets on all sites inscribed on the World Heritage List for natural or mixed natural and cultural reasons.
The project is being carried out jointly by Cardiff University and Equilibrium in partnership with IUCN (The World Conservation Union) and its World Commission on Protected Areas and the UNEP-WCMC.
www.unep-wcmc.org /protected_areas   (531 words)

  
 WORLD HERITAGE STUDENT EXCHANGE HOME PAGE!
World Heritage High School Student Exchange Program is one of the most respected international organizations dedicated to education through student exchange.
As your World Heritage student becomes a part of your life, he or she will also gain a deeper appreciation for both your culture as well as his or her own culture.
World Heritage exchange students are enthusiastic and come from a wide varieties of countries including: Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand.
www.world-heritage.org   (270 words)

  
 Saving Places @ National Geographic Magazine
World Heritage status commits the home nation to protect the designated location.
It relies on persuasive powers more than legal threats, but at age 30 the World Heritage initiative has quietly become a force for appreciating and safeguarding the world’s special places.
Find out more about the World Heritage treaty, the nomination process, which sites are in danger, and how they are protected.
magma.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0210/feature3   (598 words)

  
 World Heritage Newsletter No. 9 (December 1995)
A little-known - or poorly-known - heritage, preserved partly by the absence of tourism and offering an array of treasures, has observed the rise and fall of brilliant and sophisticated civilizations on this vast territory.
After the Second World War, French and British archaeologists joined the Italians in their efforts, but it was only when the site was added to the World Heritage List in 1982 that the work really started.
The World Heritage Newsletter is published by: The World Heritage Centre, UNESCO 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP.
www.geocities.com /Athens/8744/unesco.htm   (2518 words)

  
 CONVENTION ON WORLD HERITAGE
The World Heritage Convention was signed by the United States and adopted by the General Conference of the United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization on November 16, 1972.
The World Heritage Committee is made up of 21 representatives elected from among the 142 nations that signed the Convention on World Heritage since 1972.
In addition to having the capacity of holding seats on the World Heritage Committee itself, it is also important to note that the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is directed under Article 14 of the Convention to utilize "to the fullest extent possible the services" of these three organizations.
www.sovereignty.net /p/land/whtanalysis.htm   (1827 words)

  
 U.S. World Heritage Tentative List Project
As a signatory to the World Heritage Convention, the United States of America participates in the deliberations that lead to cultural, natural, and mixed properties being inscribed on the World Heritage List.
The World Heritage List as a whole is managed by a World Heritage Committee made up of representatives from signatory countries, supported by a secretariat, known as the World Heritage Centre, which is based in the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris.
The criteria are explained further in the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention which, besides the text of the Convention, is the main working tool on World Heritage issues.
www.nps.gov /oia/topics/worldheritage/faqtentativelist.htm   (2553 words)

  
 The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. 2000
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition.
I am not so lost in lexicography as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven.
Over 90,000 entries feature 10,000 new words and senses, 70,000 audio word pronunciations, 900 full-page color illustrations, language notes and word-root appendixes.
www.bartleby.com /61   (95 words)

  
 world heritage
The World Heritage (WH) Convention (adopted by UNESCO in 1972) was ratified by the United Kingdom (UK) in 1984.
Thus, the paper gave emphasis to the UK's industrial heritage and global influence, and to sites reflecting the unique qualities of our natural environment, and this was reflected in the final choice of 25 sites.
The UK has signed a bilateral agreement with UNESCO to assist in support of World Heritage Sites in the Caribbean, sub Saharan Africa ands South Asia and is providing funding under the terms of the agreement.
www.culture.gov.uk /historic_environment/World_Heritage.htm   (1057 words)

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